I have a love/hate relationship with stories about World War II and the Nazi occupation of France. The atrocities and cruelties are shocking and so heartbreaking that I can only read so much in this genre that I can feel overwhelmed and need a break. However, the human response in terms of ingenuity, bravery and honor is absolutely amazing. I am fascinated, in particular, by the role that women played - working behind the curtain, in the shadows and pulling all the strings. This book tells the haunting, amazing true stories of nine women who survived Nazi Germany. Even from reading a short excerpt, it is clear that a huge amount of research went into this book. I really feel compelled to get this book and understand the rest of their stories.